The All Progressive Congress (APC) has instructed its members to conduct themselves peacefully during the nationwide Local Government Congresses scheduled for September 4.
Governor Mai Mala Buni, chair of APC Caretake and Extraordinary Conversation Planning Committee (CECPC), released the charges in a statement Friday in Abuja.
He said party members should see the exercise as a family affair that should be conducted without rancor in the interests of all.
“The party leadership has largely adhered to the precepts of the party’s constitution to promote internal democracy for the success of the congress,” he said.
He further instructed officials handing over to Congresses to be free, just and fair to all aspirants.
Buni, who is also the governor of Yobe, urged aspirants to respect the rules of the game and embrace the spirit of sportsmanship in the outcome of the conventions.
He praised the enthusiasm of party members to elect leaders at the local government level.
“We all have to abide by election rules to remain a role model for other political parties,” he said.
He assured that the party would address any anomalies used to manipulate the election results and called on the aggrieved members to send their complaints through existing channels for redress.